The Quick and the Dead, Hardback


Written in 1956 but still relevant and throught-provoking today, this book is an absolute revelation on test flying with the British aircraft organisations and manufacturers in the 1950s.

Written with refreshing frankness and truth - which allegedly finally cost him his job at the "Daily Express" - this account details what really went on behind the scenes in the defence world.

Waterton pulls no punches in recounting the non-cooperation of civil servants in improving/altering recognised faults (often minor) when developing aircraft - to the cost of lives lost.

This is an astonishing insight into the workings of the British aircraft industry.




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